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Dolphins CB Lippett will miss season with torn Achilles

Gase says Lippett will require surgery

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DAVIE, Fla. – Miami Dolphins cornerback Tony Lippett will miss the entire season with a torn Achilles tendon, the latest injury for the team during a training camp that has taken a heavy toll.

Head coach Adam Gase said Tuesday that Lippett will require surgery after being hurt Monday in practice. He said Lippett was injured while jumping and without being touched.

"That was obviously a little surprise yesterday halfway through practice," Gase said.

Lippett, who started 13 games last year and had four interceptions, was expected to be the Dolphins' No. 3 cornerback behind Byron Maxwell and Xavien Howard.

Miami earlier lost three key players ---quarterback Ryan Tannehill, guard Ted Larsen and rookie middle linebacker Raekwon McMillan -- because of serious injuries.

"But that's why we've collected the depth we have," Gase said. "That's why we're trying to get young players to go because this is what happens."